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5/16/05 | Guard Dog

Posted on 05/16/2005 8:38:26 AM PDT by Guard Dog

I just read a post on conservative blog that stated few freepers were veterans (implication was that we were chicken hawks). Having conversed with many of you and met a few, I do not believe that is the case. But it did get me wondering, who among us is active or prior service veterans? Awright you freeper vets SOUND OFF!


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KEYWORDS: marinecorps; marines; military; psudeoconservative; usmc; veterans
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I'll get the ball rolling. I had the honor and privilidge to serve in the USMC from 89-94. It was a great experience and made me who I am today.
1 posted on 05/16/2005 8:38:29 AM PDT by Guard Dog
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To: Guard Dog

I'm a VN era Army Reserve slacker..does that count?


2 posted on 05/16/2005 8:39:35 AM PDT by steve8714
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To: Guard Dog; bad company

Active Reserve AF........


3 posted on 05/16/2005 8:39:55 AM PDT by marmar (Even though I may look different then you...my blood runs red, white and blue.....)
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Apr 98 to Feb 01, when my elbow finally failed for the last time, Ohio Army National Guard, if that counts :)


4 posted on 05/16/2005 8:40:26 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (I joined the EEEVVIILLLL Sam's Club on Friday, April 22nd, 2005.....)
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To: Guard Dog

Apr 98 to Feb 01, when my elbow finally failed for the last time, Ohio Army National Guard, if that counts :)


5 posted on 05/16/2005 8:40:32 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (I joined the EEEVVIILLLL Sam's Club on Friday, April 22nd, 2005.....)
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To: Guard Dog

Apr 98 to Feb 01, when my elbow finally failed for the last time, Ohio Army National Guard, if that counts :)


6 posted on 05/16/2005 8:40:35 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (I joined the EEEVVIILLLL Sam's Club on Friday, April 22nd, 2005.....)
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To: Guard Dog

Apr 98 to Feb 01, when my elbow finally failed for the last time, Ohio Army National Guard, if that counts :)


7 posted on 05/16/2005 8:40:35 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (I joined the EEEVVIILLLL Sam's Club on Friday, April 22nd, 2005.....)
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To: Guard Dog

USMC 74-77!!!!!


8 posted on 05/16/2005 8:40:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (I woke up this morning and discovered my Memory Foam mattress had Alzheimer's......)
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To: Guard Dog

USAF 1970-1979


9 posted on 05/16/2005 8:40:47 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Guard Dog

U.S. Army, 83-87.


10 posted on 05/16/2005 8:40:57 AM PDT by Pox
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To: Guard Dog

Virginia Military Insitute (Armor branch ROTC)
U.S.Army: 2 years active, 6 reserve Field Artillery


11 posted on 05/16/2005 8:41:21 AM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: Guard Dog

USAF - Retired.


12 posted on 05/16/2005 8:41:22 AM PDT by Living Free in NH
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To: Guard Dog

Marine Corps, 3rd LAR Bn (victor unit)


13 posted on 05/16/2005 8:41:30 AM PDT by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: CSM

Military ping!


14 posted on 05/16/2005 8:41:43 AM PDT by wmichgrad ("The only difference between what Senator Kennedy said & a bag of excrement is the bag" Rush 3/2/05)
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To: Guard Dog
Former Naval Officer '78-'88.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

15 posted on 05/16/2005 8:41:45 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Guard Dog

I've sung "Onward Christian Soliders" at church plenty of times. Does that count for anything? :-)


16 posted on 05/16/2005 8:41:48 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Guard Dog

Active duty USMC 1990-1996. Desert Storm and Somalia vet. (Even though Somalia wasn't considered a war I count it.)
SEMPER FI


17 posted on 05/16/2005 8:41:59 AM PDT by Bigturbowski
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United States Army Engineer 1986-1992 and Proud of it!


18 posted on 05/16/2005 8:42:05 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Salvation is not a prayer and an experience its a life changing event <><)
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To: Guard Dog

wow sorry for the quadruple posts...sheesh LOL


19 posted on 05/16/2005 8:42:08 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (I joined the EEEVVIILLLL Sam's Club on Friday, April 22nd, 2005.....)
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To: Guard Dog
...I just read a post on conservative blog that stated few freepers were veterans ...

Veterans of what? I've got two ex-wives, does that count?

20 posted on 05/16/2005 8:42:10 AM PDT by FReepaholic (When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading)
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To: steve8714

Army: 1974 - 1994


21 posted on 05/16/2005 8:42:35 AM PDT by Hunble
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To: RaceBannon; Trueblackman; Dutchy; Warrior Nurse; jwalsh07; armymarinemom

ping!


22 posted on 05/16/2005 8:42:38 AM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: Guard Dog
Thats ridiculous. There might not be a more military laden blog than FR on the net, except for something at "Military.com".

USNR 2001 - Present

23 posted on 05/16/2005 8:42:44 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: MikeinIraq

It only counts once Mike.

(is there an echo in here?)


24 posted on 05/16/2005 8:42:58 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Salvation is not a prayer and an experience its a life changing event <><)
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To: Guard Dog
Msgt. USAF(retired) 1960-1980, KC-135A Boom operator, Guidance system analyst,PME Laboratory Chief.
25 posted on 05/16/2005 8:43:06 AM PDT by boomop1
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USMCR- 1988-1990
US Army 1990-2000
USAR -2000-Present


26 posted on 05/16/2005 8:43:14 AM PDT by American_Centurion
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Replying for husband...FReeper M1911A1

USMC 1980- present


27 posted on 05/16/2005 8:43:24 AM PDT by M0sby (((PROUD WIFE of MSgt Edwards USMC)))
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To: Rightly Biased

LOL

I know, but I only hit post one time :)


28 posted on 05/16/2005 8:44:01 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (I joined the EEEVVIILLLL Sam's Club on Friday, April 22nd, 2005.....)
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To: Guard Dog

Army (Reserve) 1986- 1988
Army (Active) 1988- 1992
Army (National Guard) 1992- 1997


29 posted on 05/16/2005 8:44:17 AM PDT by Egon (Your tagline offends me.)
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No combat, no overseas, not much of a military career, but I'm still an alumnus of everyone's favorite boat school, the U. S. Naval Academy.
30 posted on 05/16/2005 8:44:24 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Guard Dog

20 years, 19 days in USAF.


31 posted on 05/16/2005 8:44:29 AM PDT by Paul M
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18 years and going... 30 if I like it 20 if I don't ;-)


32 posted on 05/16/2005 8:44:37 AM PDT by Toadman
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1982-Present..


33 posted on 05/16/2005 8:44:46 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Guard Dog

The "chicken hawk" argument is the argument of a child -- a stupid child. I think people shouldn't bleed to death, am I a hypocrite because I'm not a doctor?


34 posted on 05/16/2005 8:44:47 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: MikeinIraq

Sure you did

You were just padding your numbers ;^)


35 posted on 05/16/2005 8:44:48 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Salvation is not a prayer and an experience its a life changing event <><)
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To: Guard Dog

USN VN Era


36 posted on 05/16/2005 8:44:57 AM PDT by FAB (Just an IT bump in the road.)
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To: Guard Dog

USAF Oct 74 - Sep 96


37 posted on 05/16/2005 8:45:05 AM PDT by mbynack
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To: RhoTheta; Eb Wilson

Ping!


38 posted on 05/16/2005 8:45:14 AM PDT by Egon (Your tagline offends me.)
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To: Guard Dog

Army from 89-92ish, 39T, 29J, 29S

Reserves, 93ish-99ish, 63W.


39 posted on 05/16/2005 8:45:18 AM PDT by CSM ( If the government has taken your money, it has fulfilled its Social Security promises. (dufekin))
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To: MikeinIraq

IF you really want a count,
they should have a 'poll'


George
(Never served but grateful to those who have)


40 posted on 05/16/2005 8:45:29 AM PDT by Syberyenta
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To: Bigturbowski
Even though Somalia wasn't considered a war I count it.

If people are shooting at you, it's a war.........

41 posted on 05/16/2005 8:45:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (I woke up this morning and discovered my Memory Foam mattress had Alzheimer's......)
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To: Guard Dog

Ex-AX1 Sub Hunter, P-3 (B/B-TACMOD/C) Orion Aircrew, '76-'84.


42 posted on 05/16/2005 8:45:35 AM PDT by grobdriver (Let the embeds check the bodies!)
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Active army infantry 1995-1999, Georgia Army Guard 1999-2004.


43 posted on 05/16/2005 8:46:00 AM PDT by Terabitten (I have a duty as an AMERICAN, not a Republican. We can never put Party above Nation.)
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US Navy, 1981-1987. The Reagan Years.


44 posted on 05/16/2005 8:46:02 AM PDT by vollmond (Head back to base for debriefing and cocktails.)
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SSgt, USAF - 1984 - 1994.

Yep, got out halfway there. And when asked why, my response is simple. I have sole custody of my daughter.


45 posted on 05/16/2005 8:46:04 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (The Crew Chief's Toolbox: A roll around cabinet full of specialists.)
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To: MikeinIraq
quadruple posts

Could be a record!

46 posted on 05/16/2005 8:46:25 AM PDT by pbear8 (Navigatrix, Tomas Torquemada Gentleman's Club - Ladies Auxiliary)
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To: Guard Dog

My husband is former military and a FReeper!


47 posted on 05/16/2005 8:46:29 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman
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I'll reply for Sgt. AQGeiger, who lurks only. He's been in the 82nd Airborne Division from 2001-present. He's also been to Iraq twice.

There's probably more military veterans posting or lurking at FR than there are total non-troll posters on DU.


48 posted on 05/16/2005 8:46:30 AM PDT by AQGeiger (Have you hugged your soldier today?)
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To: Guard Dog; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; txradioguy; Old Sarge; Former Military Chick; Jet Jaguar; ...

Hey Tonk, you wanna hit your ping list on this?

FR is NOT what I'd call loaded with Chicken Hawks.


49 posted on 05/16/2005 8:46:31 AM PDT by StarCMC (Free tagline courtesy of JesseJane!)
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To: Guard Dog

US Army 1969-1983


50 posted on 05/16/2005 8:46:34 AM PDT by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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